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Community Hospice Plans Special Holiday Events
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With October quickly coming to a close, the local Community Hospice is gearing up for some holiday events.


Coping With The Holidays Workshop

Monday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

The Haig & Isabel Berberian Patient Services Center

4368 Spyres Way, Modesto

Community Hospice is hosting a free community workshop – Coping with the Holidays – to explore ways to handle grief and honor your loved one’s legacy. Featured speaker, author Stacey Canfield, will share information about the positive grief process, ways to cope with loss through the holiday season and pay tribute to your loved one. The program will close with reflection and a healing candle lighting ceremony. You are welcome to bring a framed picture of your love one or special memento to be placed on our remembrance table. This workshop is designed for the whole family. A youth presentation on remembering and honoring your loved one will be given by our Child Grief Support Specialists. For more information, call 209-578-6300 or visit


Fantasy Of Trees – Modesto

Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 12 p.m. Lunch – Designer Decorated Tree, Wreath and Centerpiece Auction, Holiday Luncheon and Boutique

Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Santa Shares Breakfast

Gallo Center For The Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto

Rediscover the wonder this holiday season! Join the Friends of Community Hospice as we transform The Gallo Center for the Arts into a winter wonderland, filled with designer-decorated trees, unique holiday gifts, tasty treats and a special visit from Santa. For reservations, call the Community Hospice Foundation at (209)578-6370 or visit


Light Up A Life Holiday Tree Lighting – Modesto

Sunday, Dec. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorial Medical Center, 1700 Coffee Road, Modesto

The Annual Light Up a Life holiday tree lighting at Memorial Medical Center will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. The big evergreen tree, at the corner of Coffee Road and Briggsmore Avenue in Modesto, is lit to honor, celebrate and remember loved ones. Symbolic lights and ornaments are available for a nominal donation. Immediately following the ceremony, refreshments will be available at a free community reception. If you are interested in purchasing a symbolic light or ornament, please call the Community Hospice Foundation at (209) 578-6370. Event is free to attend and open to the community.



Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides grief support services to anyone in the community. For more information please call (209) 578-6300 or visit